If you have more than one DC, do you make sure they get equal presents? Either in quantity or monetary amount? Curious to hear what others do, and why.
My mom spent 200 dollars on each child every year, plus / minus 5 bucks, she says.
I'm thinking maybe I should make gifts equal, but I have not so far. My DC are 4 and 6. When they were babies I didn't at all. DS was older and actually had some interests; DD was still chewing her fingers and wrapping paper, so I saw no point in giving her the same amount.
Now I try to have the same quantity of presents for each, plus / minus a present or two. But I don't count the amount I spend. I buy more what I think they will like. I suppose if I had spent 30 dollars on one child but 300 on the other, then I would try to even it out a bit more for the other child, but that hasn't happened yet. I guess there could be up to a 25% difference, but I don't know. Also, both kids play with each other's toys a huge amount. And sometimes one gets something and the other one uses it almost exclusively. So I guess I just haven't seen a point, yet, in making it even. I suppose this may change as they get older though.